Together > Alone

We just finished another round of College basketball March Madness. Just like I do every year, I fill out a bracket  completely guessing and some years I do good and then years like this one it’s bad, real bad.

As I was thinking through who I would pick to win, I started to think back to some of the great teams of my childhood. These teams showed me that working together is greater than going at things alone.

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1991 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels

( Stacey Augmon, Greg Anthony, Larry Johnson, George Ackles, Elmore Spencer ) 

This undefeated team of 5 guys made it all the way to the semifinal game only to finally lose to Duke in the final seconds of the game.  They were the last team to go undefeated in the 1990’s during the regular season until 2004 when St. Josephs did it. Then Wichita State did it in 2014 and Kentucky in 2015.

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1990 Georgia Tech  /  Lethal Weapon 3

( Dennis Scott, Brian Oliver, Kenny Anderson ) 

These 3 guys averaged over 20 points per game in 1990. They were known as the Lethal Weapon 3 and made the NCAA tournament a lot of fun to watch as they would just roll over their opponents.

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1992 Michigan / Fab 5

( Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King , Ray Jackson ) 

5 Freshman coming into the league making waves ending the season 12-3. Working together they took down the number 1 seed as well as their rival Ohio State.

Together you have a team of people with different skills, talents, opinions and ideas. When you work together you bring more to the game than just your skills and talents.  When we look at all the things we do, there are things that we are passionate about and really good at and then there are things that we struggle with or even just despise doing. What if you were to find a team of people that love to do the stuff that makes you cringe. When you empower others to use their strengths and work together on your team you are a greater leader than doing things all by yourself.

What do you have that you can give away to do greater things?

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